1. [ verb ] give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression
Synonyms: beat beat_up

"Thugs beat him up when he walked down the street late at night" "The teacher used to beat the students"

Related terms: flog thrash knock_cold clobber cane pistol-whip belabour rough_up soak strong-arm spank beating hit
Similar spelling:   work_permit